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Altitude: -73.6°   Azimuth: 115.0°   Direction: East-South-East

HR3679 is a variable bright giant star in the constellation of Vela.

HR3679 visual magnitude is 5.27. Because of its reltive faintness, HR3679 should be visible only from locations with dark skies, while it is not visible at all from skies affected by light pollution.

The proper motion of HR3679 is -0.035 arcsec per year in Right Ascension and 0.027 arcsec per year in Declination and the associated displacement for the next 10000 years is represented with the red arrow.

Image of HR3679 star
DSS2 image of HR3679. The red arrow shows the motion of HR3679 during the next 10000 years (-5.83 arcmin in Right Ascension and 4.50 arcmin in declination);

Key facts about HR3679

Bright giant

HR3679 is below the horizon from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt.

Altitude: -73.6°
Azimuth: 115.0°
Direction: East-South-East

Celestial coordinates and finder chart of HR3679

HR3679 is situated south of the celestial equator, as such, it is more easily visible from the southern hemisphere. Celestial coordinates for the J2000 equinox as well as galactic coordinates of HR3679 are provided in the following table:

09h 14m 17s
-55° 34’ 10”

The simplified sky map below shows the position of HR3679 in the sky:

Finder chart HR3679 star
Simplified finder chart for HR3679.

Visibility of HR3679 from your location

Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt
Latitude: 51° 28’ 47” N
Longitude: 0° 00’ 00” E
Timezone: Europe/London

HR3679 is currently not visible from Greenwich, United Kingdom edit_location_alt

Distance of HR3679 from the Sun and relative movement

HR3679 is distant 637.96 light years from the Sun and it is moving far from the Sun at the speed of 9 kilometers per second.

195.69 pc
637.96 ly
9 km/s
-0.035 arcsec/year
0.027 arcsec/year

Spectral properties of HR3679

HR3679 belongs to spectral class G8 and has a luminosity class of II corresponding to a bright giant star.


The red dot in the diagram below shows where HR3679 is situated in the Hertzsprungā€“Russell diagram.

HR Diagram
H-R diagram showing the position of HR3679. Attribution: Richard Powell / CC BY-SA

Alternative designations of HR3679